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Ten Ways Very Productive Employees Get Punished

I met a guy we will call Jake.<p>Jake has been working as an industry analyst for years. He writes columns and records podcasts on new products, trends and industry gossip. He likes his work a lot, but he has one problem.<p>“When I started working for my current firm, I told them that I can only work …

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Which Insurance You Should Buy, Consider or Skip, According to an Insurance Salesman

This anonymous agent reveals the dirtiest secrets of his profession, and the rules for building your personal safety net<p>Remember Woody Allen? The movie director who married his ex-wife’s adopted daughter? Well, Woody once said, “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an …

15 INSPIRATIONAL WEBSITES YOU MUST HAVE TO VISIT

What does inspiration means? Inspiration means to get inspired from someone’s action or getting influence from someone’s attitude or action they …

Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina resigns in face of arrest warrant

Guatemalan legislators Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who this week lost his immunity from prosecution and saw an arrest warrant issued for him in connection with a corruption scandal.<p>Perez Molina, who had said he would not resign, changed his position after the …

What’s the best way to attract new credit union members?

It won’t surprise many people that the main reason people switch to a new financial institution is because of a change in life circumstances. Moving …

Credit Scores: Everyday Predictive Analytics

News reports about predictive analytics can give you the impression that the field is new (it isn’t), or exotic (it isn’t) or so specialized that it doesn’t have much meaning for the average business (it isn’t). The truth is that businesses large and small use predictive analytics on an everyday …

The Top 10 TED Talks For eLearning Professionals

<b>Top 10 TED Talks eLearning Professionals Should Not Miss</b><p><b>TED talks</b> are inspirational and innovative speeches that delve into the presenter's topic of …

9 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Incredibly successful philosophy majors

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman was almost a philosophy professor.Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm Tech<p>Through one lens, the study of philosophy is the purest intellectual quest there is. Through another, it's a punch line.<p><i>(Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a light-bulb?</i><p><i>A: Three: one</i> …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

24 Of The Most Chicago Things To Ever Happen

All hail the Windy City.

10 HR Policies Your Competitors Will Thank You For

Sometimes I wonder what CEOs think happens to people who leave their company in disgust.<p>Where do they think those employees go? They go straight into the arms of your competitors.<p>They work for your competitor and they call their friends at your company and say “Hey, the grass is a lot greener over …

16 Excellent Bars For Outdoor Drinking In Los Angeles

From dizzying rooftop views to hidden backyard patios, here are the best bars for outdoor drinking. [ more › ]

Unsolicited Advice for the Class of 2015

Tips for graduates about to enter the workplace.<p>More than a million people will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in the next month.<p>Congratulations!<p>Not …

Job Interviews

9 Brand New Warren Buffett Quotes From the 50th Anniversary Meeting

Warren Buffett is known for his wisdom-packed quips. He didn’t disappoint at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.<p>Last weekend I was …

Warren Buffett Names His 5 Factors For Investing Success

Buffett was asked about the secret to his investing success: Here's his answer.<p>My trip to Omaha this past weekend meant only one thing, a chance to …

The Best Picnic Spots In Los Angeles

Whether you’re planning a date, getting a group together for a celebration or just want to unwind after a long week, there are plenty of great …

Thanks to Expensive Housing, 27 Percent of LA Lives in Poverty

When you factor in the high cost of housing, California has the highest percentage of people living in poverty in the nation and Los Angeles has the highest percentage of people living in poverty in California, according to a new report from the California Housing Partnership Corporation (via the <i>LA</i> …

Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss Program

<b></b>Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss ProgramWant to get ripped abs? It might seem impossible. But with MEN'S FITNESS Six-Pack in Six Week …

The 2015 NBA Playoffs Playlists

<b></b>The 2015 NBA Playoffs PlaylistsThe NBA playoffs are starting this weekend and we're betting all the players are getting amped and ready to play their …

Do 90% of Millionaires Come From Real Estate?

Ah, cliches and rules of thumb. Because if there’s anything that’s predictable, it’s a human’s ability to take a complex subject and boil it down …

Helping Children Understand Wealth Before You Pass It On To Them

Ask any parent what he or she really wants; most will tell you that it’s for their children to grow up happy, fulfilled and financially independent. Yet it says something that Bill Gates, currently worth $81 billion, announced his intention to leave each of his children only about $10 million; and …

Retirement

Two Asset Allocation Rules You Need To Follow At Any Age

Most of us are holding too much cash in our portfolios and not enough stocks, but the worst offenders of all are the youngest investors. This means you, millennials.<p>A 2014 UBS survey reports that the public continues to avoid the stock market, but that the youngest investors are even more …

Investing

Success Requires Optimism, But You Can Fake It Till You Make It

<i>“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” —Albert Schweitzer</i><p>All one has to do is Google the word Optimist to locate study after study showing that Optimists do better in most avenues of life than Pessimists. Studies …

Here Are the 10 Best L.A. Neighborhoods for Renting an Affordable House

While the data includes apartments, a Zillow rep tells us their figures skew heavily toward single-family home leases. That makes sense. As you'll …

Real Estate

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

How Much Cash Do You Really Need to Buy a Home?

6 Comments<p>Demand for housing remains strong as we enter the spring season, and renters are finding that it may cost them less to buy a home than to …